Volume 4 is here!

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on September 25, 2014

Volume 4 is out. Enjoy.

Aloha, gang. Just a little note to tell you that 100 Terrible Names For A Baby, Vol. 4 is now available on the Kindle store. It’s free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, $4.99 if you’re not.

The names will be familiar to longtime SKN diehards, but the commentary is 95% all-new — angrier, more profane and vile than ever. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks again for all your support — we love you guys!


Dakota and Cheyenne

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on September 24, 2014

You know — there sure are a lot of Dakotas and Cheyennes out there.  Interesting, since Wyoming and the Dakotas are 3 of the bottom 5 states in terms of population.   I think there are probably more people named Cheyenne than the actual population of Cheyenne itself.

Your child is not a cowboy or cowgirl.  He or she will not ride a bull or be a rodeo queen.  Stop this bullshit infatuation with the West.  If you want to name your kid something that really mimics the spirit of the old West, name it Cholera, Small Pox or Opium Den.


Jette (Dongle Mailbag)

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on September 23, 2014

Today’s entry is from our mailbag, which is overflowing, by the way. Thanks for all the stupid name submissions we’ve been getting lately. Keep ‘em coming!

My sister has to be special so she named her daughter Jette. I guess the other “te” is so in case the kid gets fat as hell they can’t call her “Boeing.”

OH YES THEY CAN. And they will, but only after they get tired of calling her “Jumbo Jet.”




by Lemonjello Redenbacher on September 22, 2014

What a pretty name.  This is fairly benign, right?  Not too crazy, not too “out there.”  It isn’t spelled with seven Ms or eleven Ls.  It doesn’t spin off of a classic name with some new spelling or have letters added or subtracted.  So…why in the hell did I add it?

Classic case of “do your research”, folks.  Just because it sounds pretty doesn’t mean that it is.  Far from it in this case.  Melena is a medical term that refers to the “black, tarry feces that are associated with gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.”  It’s shit, people.  Dark, black shit.

Yeah — let the kids on the playground get a hold of THAT little nugget of info.


Wriggley (Dongle Mailbag)

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on September 21, 2014

The Cubs fucking suck.

You suck, Mom and Dad, for liking the Cubs.

You suck even worse for naming your kid after a baseball park.

You suck even worse for naming your kid after a baseball park that hosts the shittiest team in the history of Major League Baseball.

You suck even fucking worse for adding an extra G in the middle of the word Wrigley.

You are a rapist of names, a defiler of children, and a stain on society.

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Unique (Dongle Mailbag)

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on September 20, 2014

From a fan:

I work in customer service and I actually had a customer come in with this name. A person is really walking around somewhere with the name Unique. I just cant anymore. People have gone from naming their kids normally to making it into a game. Who can be the most Unique? Well this kid literally got it.

This is a good way of putting it that I don’t believe we’ve used before. You’re right, Anonymous Fan in Customer Service: it’s a game between dipshit parents who use their children as a means of outdoing each other.

Everyone loses this game.


Ter’Kevia (Teacher Mailbag)

September 19, 2014

While we of sound child-naming mind are surely in the minority these days — a very, very small, overwhelmed minority — we do have a potent asset on our side: teachers. ALL YOUR TEACHERS ARE BELONG TO US, stupid parents. That’s right. You know where we get the majority of our submissions from? Teachers. Your […]

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September 18, 2014

How many fucking Xs do you need? May as well have gone with JaXXXon so when he’s doing gay porn in 18 years he won’t have to fret over a stage name.

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September 17, 2014

There once was a dumb fucking mother Who wanted a name like no other He shot from her quim She gave him this gem Methinks that they both should be smothered.  

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Calynthia (Dongle Mailbag)

September 14, 2014

We love reader submissions. They let us know we’re not alone in this endless, ill-fated war against stupid parents. We like to print what you send us and give you credit for it, so from now on, we’re tagging all of our reader-submitted stuff as “Dongle Mailbag.” Enjoy. An anonymous fan gave us “Calynthia.” “Swear […]

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September 13, 2014

I just said this name out loud and immediately upon hearing it it felt like someone had raped my ear.

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September 12, 2014

News flash — we all think our little babies are so fucking precious. We just have the will power not to name them that. Know why? Because most other people — you know, those people that have to deal with our little darlings on a daily basis — they DON’T think Precious is all that precious.

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September 11, 2014

This one’s a fan submission, and I quote: “What the actual fuck.I have a friend who has a now 11 year old name syngen. Why kind of stupid fucked up name is this? It sounds like a company from a sci-fi movie…” I’m with you, buddy. Is it pronounced like “Singin’ in the Rain”, or […]

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Comments are working again

September 10, 2014

Muchos apologies from SKN headquarters here, folks. We upgraded to WordPress 4.0 the other day and it took us a few days to figure out why everyone stopped commenting. Well, apparently there’s a bug in WordPress 4 that disabled your ability to leave comments and even to see existing ones. Sorry about that. We’ve now […]

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September 10, 2014

New rule — geological formations and related items should be avoided when naming your kids. The following are unacceptable: Canyon, Rock, Glacier, Gorge, Chasm, Quarry, Crevasse, Cave and Pangea. Cliff sucks too, but it’s grandfathered in (as well as being short for Clifford).

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September 9, 2014

Holy fuck. You fucking parents went all in on this one. This is pronounced “Nat-a-LIE”…not “Nat-a-LEE” mind you, but Nat-a-LIE. As in, “They did NOT name their kid that. That’s a goddamned lie.” Yeah, fuck it, I mean — KN makes an “N” sound doesn’t it? Then why the fuck not, huh? Would’ve been even […]

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September 8, 2014

Ah. The ol’ car name rears its head again. You know, at least with names like Mercedes and Bentley, Mom was at least shooting for the stars. The kid’s never going to drive one of those (because her gene pool is tainted by the likes of a mom who would name her after a car), but […]

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September 4, 2014

How did it take us so long to get the bright idea to put a “Submit Your Own Stupid Kid Name” form up on this site? Just thought of it yesterday and BAM, y’all serve me up a juicy one like Daxton. Our first user-submitted name through the form. The comments from our submitter are […]

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Check it out y’all! We got a YouTube channel!

September 1, 2014

Hola, friends. You might’ve noticed the last month or so we’ve been talking a bunch of shit about how funny our audiobook guy is when he reads our posts about awful names, but it feels like kind of a dick move to tell our fans they have to shell out their hard-earned dollars to enjoy […]

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Free books for all you guys!

July 21, 2014

OK, not technically all of you. But check it out — Audible.com has given us 25 free download credits for the audio version of 100 Terrible Names for a Baby, Volume I. You guys have to check these out if you haven’t heard them, because they are literally 100 times funnier than reading them on […]

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July 15, 2014

So, I was eating at this buffet restaurant last night. I’m not proud of it, but I was hungry. It was one of those places that are just deeply fucking depressing to step foot in because 70% of the people there are just morbidly fucking obese and I’m pretty sure at least one person has […]

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Hey guys. We wrote 2 more books.

July 15, 2014

Dude, I told you we were working hard. In just a few weeks, we have cranked out Volume 2 and Volume 3 of “100 Terrible Names For a Baby.” And we’re hard at work on another project as we speak (hint: IT’S VOLUME FOUR). Volume 2 and Volume 3, as promised in our earlier post […]

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July 7, 2014

$10 says that the parents have never even been to Africa. I wonder why some African-Americans name their kids things like Afrika?  Or better yet, I wonder why Caucasians DON’T name their kids Europe?

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So, we wrote a book.

June 4, 2014

Hello, friends. It’s been too long since our latest check-in, but I’d like to think we have a good reason that you’ll forgive us for: We’ve been writing a book based on this site. Our first volume is out on Amazon, and it’s called “100 Terrible Names for a Baby, Volume 1.” Volume 2 will […]

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December 31, 2013

Like the sound a fucking bird makes.  Is this the start of some fucking trend?  Are we going to see Caw or Gobble soon too?

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